October 7th, 2014
Roseann Albaugh is resigning as the elected Wetmore Township tax collector as of Jan. 15.
Township Supervisors Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow received the resignation letter Tuesday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors.Â
In her notice, Albaugh asks the supervisors to appoint Becky Gullifer to take her place. Gullifer has assisted Albaugh in collecting township taxes.
Albaugh, who resides at 15 Sleepy Hollow Rd., won re-election last year. She defeated Rhonda Holt of 48 School St. in the Republican primary in May 2013. Albaugh ran unopposed last November.
Two Wetmore Township supervisors went on record Tuesday against a scrap metal ordinance proposed by McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn.
The proposed ordinance would require area scrap metal dealers to "install and maintain a retrievable electronic database containing a consecutively numbered record of each and every purchase."
The dealers also would need to take certain other action in an effort to stop thieves from unloading stolen metals.
Senior Jake Fritz scored twice in less than a minute midway through the second half Tuesday to give St. Marys a 3-1 rain-drenched win at Kane in boys soccer.
Colin Rohrback also scored for St. Marys and Zachary Fox added two assists.
Senior Chris Cummings scored for Kane on an assist from Bryce Schreckengost.
The match was played in a steady, bone-chilling rain that intensified in the second half. But the heavier rain only seemed to pump up both teams.
By the time you read this fall will have begun. Today I noticed the leaves were starting to change, with many already on the ground. This colorful season is a bonus for any nature photographer with scenic being at the top of the list. I like to combine any wildlife I might encounter with a colorful background, which can be done rather easily at this time of the year. It all breaks down to being at the right place at the right time, and of course, having subjects to shoot! I always view fall as a slow time in nature photography, but I know I shouldnâ€™t do that.
MT. JEWETT â€“ It's now up to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to give its blessing to the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at its meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to approve an "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua America of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
The company last summer submitted a high bid of $1,126,350 for the Mt. Jewett water system, which serves about 450 customers.
Council President Chuck Paar joined with Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilmen Don Martyna, Wil Antrim and Rod Danielson to accept the "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council may donate borough property for a new Senior Center.
The proposed site along West Main Street is a vacant parcel on the east side of the former Mt. Jewett Elementary School.
The Old Kettle Restaurant and the Baumler Building once stood on the vacant site. They have been demolished with funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Gay DeGolier, director of the CDBG program for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, said in a letter that the borough could donate the site for a new Senior Center.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.
The Kane Wolves took on Brockway, winners of three straight District 9 Class A crowns, and lost 6-2 to the Rovers on a cold, rainy Monday afternoon in Kane.
The Wolves, who lost to the Rovers 9-0 in Brockway early in the season, only trailed 2-1 late in the first half as they played the returning champs in a steady rain.
The Kane Horseshoe League ended their season with their annual horseshoe picnic on Saturday Sept. 13 at the Kane Fish and Game Club. The picnicâ€™s tournament champs were Jeff Kinney and Mike Williams. The overall champions of the year were Bob and Bryan Olsen. Pictured above is Chris Wilson, league president, and Bob Olsen. Wilson is holding a perpetual plaque, made by league-member Ryan Swanson. The plaque was made in memory of Wilsonâ€™s grandfather, and longtime league member, Ben Ishman.Â